Crises loom as funding for older varsities slashed - 6 months ago, 14 Aug 23:27

Lewis Nyaundi @xn ...

Older universities will get less funding from the government this financial year, data from a research firm has revealed.

This comes amid the implementation of the Differentiated Unit Cost system. It comes in place of the previous model that had a Sh120,000 flat-rate capitation per student.

The government will fund institutions based on programmes taught and the number of students enrolled. The new system was expected to come into effect in July. The government has, however, not released funds.

Medical students will receive Sh576,000, pharmacy Sh432,000 and general arts Sh144,000 each.

A research by the CPS International says the Treasury will require Sh65 billion to fully implement the DUC. Its findings were released yesterday. Sh91 billion was allocated in this year’s budget for university education.

University of Nairobi will receive the lion’s share at Sh4.5 billion. This was attributed to the large number of government-sponsored students. The amount would be a Sh1.8 billion decrease from ...
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